First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Signs Your Ductless AC Needs Repairs ASAP

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Ductless air conditioning is extremely powerful, but what happens when it hits a snag? The problems may not appear the same way they did when you had a ducted AC unit in the past. Here’s how to know if you need AC repair in Santa Fe, NM for your ductless air conditioner.

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Watch Out for These 3 Problems During AC Installation

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Your air conditioner’s most important day is the one that it’s installed. But the problem is, an installation has so many steps to it that sometimes you can get worried about how it’s going. While we ensure every AC installation in Rio Rancho, NM, we know it can still be nerve-wracking to watch an expensive, new system being installed.

That’s why we’ve made this list of three big problems that can pop up during AC installation, so you know what to look for. It’s for your own peace of mind, and so you’re always prepared if you need a new install or replacement down the line.

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Can You Repair a Leaking Refrigerant Line in Your AC?

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Discovering a refrigerant leak in your air conditioner isn’t just a cause for concern; it’s cause for emergency. But there’s one problem: you can’t DIY this task, and we’re going to explain why you need to hire professionals for AC repair in Albuquerque, NM to get the job done instead.

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Myths About AC Repair: Debunked

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Your air conditioner is tough, durable, and has kept your family cool for years. It still has plenty of life in it, but only if you get timely AC repair in Albuquerque, NM, and there are some myths surrounding repair that we’d like to talk about.

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Uh-Oh, Your AC Won’t Turn Off? Here’s What to Do

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Your air conditioner receives a signal from the thermostat, and then it acts based on what the reading is. Think of your thermostat as the brain, and the air conditioner as the muscles–your brain has to talk to your muscles to tell them when to do something.

When your AC won’t power down on its own, even when the thermostat says that it’s cool in the house, it’s a problem that requires air conditioning service in Rio Rancho, NM. But in the meantime, so you don’t exhaust your entire energy budget for the month, there are two things you can do to power down your air conditioner before your HVAC technician shows up.

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Do You Need to Replace Your AC or Can it Be Repaired?

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Your air conditioner breaks down, so you call to get it repaired, but then you run into one big problem–an enormous quote to get it fixed. Your technician may not have just found one problem; they likely found more than one that needs to be addressed to get your air conditioner working again.

So what do you do with that information? It means your air conditioning Los Lunas, NM could be repaired, but it might be better to just replace it at this point. Don’t worry; we’ll explain exactly what we mean by that.

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Signs of a Refrigerant Leak and What to Do

Monday, June 26th, 2023

Your AC is chugging along, and something doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t cool the room like it used to. You know that air’s coming out of the vents just fine, but does it feel a little warm to you?

Spoiler alert: you probably need air conditioning repair Albuquerque, NM if it’s gotten to the point that you have to search for it. Fortunately, we can point you in the right direction to figure out the next steps.

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10 Most Common AC Repair Calls

Monday, May 15th, 2023
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Your air conditioner can run into a lot of problems, but it’s running perfectly about 99% of the time. Well, we’re here to help with that other 1%. If you need air conditioning repair in Rio Rancho, NM, it could be for one or more of the reasons on this list. Let’s take a look.

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Uncommon Air Conditioner Problems You Should Be Aware of

Monday, April 17th, 2023
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Your AC might break down due to a bad compressor, maybe the fan starts to give out on you. It could be any number of boring, plain old mechanical things, but sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes, something odd happens that you don’t think of right away.

When you get air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM, there’s no telling what your technician will find. While these situations aren’t common, they happen, and it’s best to be prepared for the possibility. Plus, it’s fun to learn about different ways your AC could become a hotel for mice.

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Why Airflow Is So Important for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
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Your air conditioner is a crucial component of how you manage and maintain your home during the blazing summer months. The thing is, a lot of homeowners don’t truly realize the importance of proper airflow.

It impacts the efficiency and effectiveness of any HVAC system, which is why you might have noticed some inconsistencies in your AC if you haven’t switched out your air filter in a while, or if you haven’t scheduled AC maintenance in Albuquerque, NM this year.

Let’s break down some of the basics and talk about how (and why) airflow is so important for your air conditioner all year long.

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